Tuesday, November 22, 2011

His Wife for a While / Donna Fasano

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Romance

Approximate word count: 50-55,000 words

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A bestselling and award-winning author of romance and chick lit, both under her own name and as Donna Clayton, Fasano has written over thirty novels and sold more than 3.5 million books in her twenty-some-odd year career. Fasano lives on the Atlantic seaboard, and loves to go to the beach whenever she can, although actually getting in the water where creatures live is a different story. For more, visit her website.


A strange but ironclad condition in his grandfather’s will means Ben Danvers must get married or he’ll lose the family business. With the deadline rapidly approaching, Chelsea Carson approaches Ben with a win-win solution, a temporary marriage. If he’ll agree to her simple terms, she’ll get what she wants and Ben can save the business. A great professional arrangement for both, as long as love doesn’t enter the picture.

Harlequin previously published this book under Fasano’s Donna Clayton pen name. It has been updated, expanded, and re-edited for this Indie re-release.


I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover the diversity of character and plot possible in romance novels, despite the constraints of genre convention. Even though you know the hero and heroine will end up together, understanding the hurdles they must overcome and how they stumble their way to the happily-ever-after ending is entertaining. In the case of the better authors such as Fasano, they often provide insight or new perspectives into the human condition. His Wife for a While explores some of the things that get in the way of love blossoming and the importance of communication. If there is any truth to the cliché that “love makes the world go round,” I guess it makes sense that the quest for love in romance novels could help our understanding of the world.


Some very mild sexual content.

Format/Typo Issues:

The review is based on a Beta copy. I can’t evaluate the final product in this area. 

Rating: **** Four stars


Cookie’s Mom said...

Nice review, Al. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

I read Donna Fasano's "Taking Love in Stride," which was very enjoyable. I will have to check this one out as well.

Linda Mc said...

I am looking forward to this book also! I love the way Donna takes us into other peoples lives!


Barbara Silkstone said...


Thank you for sharing Donna Fasano's latest. I LOVE the cover. It's outrageous. Plus she's a fab author.

I'm clicking the buy button right now!

BooksAndPals said...

Thanks for the comments Cookie's Mom, Karen, ?wazithinkin, and Barbara. Donna's one of my favorites.

Anne R. Allen said...

Thanks for a very nice review.

Anonymous said...

Love all of Donna's work and I'm looking forward to reading this one as well.

Patricia said...

Thanks for the review! I'm a big fan of Donna's and look forward to reading this one!

KCofNJ said...

I look forward to all Donna Fasano's books. This is a great item to put on my Christmas list. One of my kids can give it to me. It will make a perfect gift.